About 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). Furthermore 3 million girls are at risk of undergoing FGM. The majority of girls are cut before they turn 15 years old. Although less often, cases of FGM are still being reported in the UK. Join our experts on 5/12/20 at 17.30 (UK): Dr Rushamba, Sister Zuhra and Rhobi who will discuss Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), its prevention and support available in the UK and Tanzania. Rhobi Samwell founded Hope for Girls and Women (Matumaini kwa Wasichana na Wanawake in Swahili) in 2017. Although she has faced threats over the years for the incredible work she does for women’s rights in Tanzania, this hasn’t stopped her and she remains passionate about saving more Girls and Women. This zoom meeting is supported by Comic Relief.
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